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Our Fantastic Featured Wines for July 27

Get ready for Bacon Fest 2015! Join us on the square in downtown Monmouth on Friday, August 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. for great live music by Blue Mother Tupelo, beer by DeNovo and G&M Distributing, and loads of food vendors selling all kinds of bacon dishes! MAW will be offering some special bacon cocktails and will also have live music by No Reason! This is Monmouth!

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The Calling 2011 Cabernet Sauvigon – Alexander Valley. Deep burgundy in color and full-bodied, this impressive Cabernet Sauvignon presents black cherry, currant and vanilla spice aromas. Soft, well-integrated tannins and a velvety texture combine with delicious flavors of black cherry, ripe raspberry, and a hint of clove for a powerful palate and a lingering finish.

WHITE WINE SELECTION: Hugl 2014 Grüner Veltliner - Austria. This is an intense and concentrated wine offering pleasant citrus and grapefruit aromas, exotic tropical fruits with a hint of freshly ground white pepper. Full-bodied dry wine with a firm mineral backbone.  A great, refreshing summer wine.

Villa Maria 2014 Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand. On the nose, fresh citrus, melon and nettle influenced herbaceous aromas. The wine has an alluring palate with a juicy, concentrated flavor profile, finishing crisp and clean with a fine bead of acidity.  A MAW top-seller.

Markham 2013 Chardonnay - Napa Valley. Freshly picked Bartlett pear and Golden Delicious apple aromas are highlighted by decadent vanilla and steely mineral notes. Rich and lush on the palate, the apple and pear flavors carry through. The barrel aging gives layers of texture to the mouthfeel allowing the new toasty oak its own chance to shine.  A MAW top-seller.


The Saint 2010 Rioja Reserva – Spain. Complex aromas of ripe fruit blend with smoky fine woods. The wine is fantastically well structured and has a long lingering finish. The Saint Rioja is a deep ruby colored wine that displays an abundance of fruit enhanced by a full 26 months of oak aging. On the palate it shows big fruit, spice and outstanding concentration of flavors with impeccable balance.

Spellbound 2013 Petite Sirah - Napa Valley. Intensity of color, rich black and brambly fruits, vanilla bean and roasting coffee aromatics are complemented by remarkable approachability.  The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah. This lush yet easy-drinking wine provides intense berry character, with superb texture.

Francis Ford Coppola 2013 Claret – Sonoma. This 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.

MAW also has an amazing selection of craft brews chilled and ready to drink or mix and match any amount to take home. Our selection changes every week! We are also very proud to serve Monmouth's own DeNovo Brewery beers!

With over 150 unique Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys (and a few Scotches!), you won't find a better selection of brown than at Market Alley Wines! And you just never know when some rare Bourbons will show up (yes, we mean THOSE Bourbons!) We seriously have the widest selection you will find!


Market Alley Wines | 59 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462 | 309.734.1800